Kick-Ass is a fun, stupid, honest and an over-the top gigglefest for all the women in the audience. Guys, take notice. The ladies think a little schoolgirl killing machine is bloody hysterical!
One Word Movie Review: Unbelievable
Kick-Ass accomplished something I’ve never experienced in a theater in my life; women laughing at ultra-violence on the screen. In fact, the girl behind me tried to apologize to her date between giggles, “I’m sorry, but I can’t stop laughing!” This remarkable reaction by the women in the audience was sparked by watching an eleven-year-old girl (Hit Girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz) kicking ass, killing bad guys and doing so in a spectacularly gory and ruthless fashion. Now, in all other cases of violent ninja screen bitches (think Uma Thurman in Kill Bill), it is the guys in the audience smiling as the blood spurts and knives fly. In Kick-Ass, it is the women in the audience getting delightful enjoyment watching this charming little girl gut the bad guys.
It is both a tribute to comic superheroes and a fable about fans who dream of being just like the characters they worship. It is also the first movie in a long time in which the line, “I’m getting the bazooka!” seems totally in character.